Senior Performance Engineer at Couchbase
Santa Clara, CA, US
As a Senior Performance Engineer, you will be working on complex distributed systems, databases and large clustered datasets. You will focus on optimizing overall product performance. You’ll work with the Development, QE (Quality Engineering), and Product teams to deliver high quality initiatives for all our products throughout their development life cycles.


    • Coordinate with the Dev / QE / Support / PM teams to review and document requirements, execute performance tests and troubleshoot/resolve (blocking) issues.
    • Design and conduct tests with complex workloads and data shapes to expose potential bottlenecks and failure points.
    • Analyze performance results to identify system inefficiencies and suggest optimizations to address the same.
    • Look for ways to improve user experience and system efficiencies.
    • Analyze metrics and trends to glean opportunities for performance improvements of our systems.
    • Conduct technical presentations to educate teams on how to improve system performance.
    • Innovate solutions to improve performance engineering effectiveness.


    • Minimum 5+ years of experience in performance engineering.
    • Strong coding skills (Python, Go or Java).
    • Ability to convert customer issues to automated performance tests.
    • Strong experience in bottleneck analysis, profiling, and tracing.
    • Strong knowledge on database performance.
    • Strong hands on experience on system monitoring tools and frameworks.
    • Solid communication skills: demonstrated ability to explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Self-directed and self-motivated individual who takes complete ownership of the product and its outcome.
    • Knowledge of mobile technologies will be additional advantage.

Minimum Qualification

    • Bachelor in Computer Science or Information Technology
About Couchbase
Couchbase’s mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world’s first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform offering includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile and is Open Source. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability – as well as unparalleled performance at any scale – to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. The world's largest enterprises choose Couchbase for the most demanding web, mobile and IoT applications - companies like Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, eBay, General Electric, LinkedIn, Marriott, PayPal, Ryanair, Viber, Tesco, United Airlines, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others around the world use Couchbase Data Platform for their interactive web, mobile, and IoT applications.
Couchbase’s HQ is conveniently located in Santa Clara, CA with additional offices throughout the globe. We’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.
At Couchbase, you’ll get:
* A fantastic culture
* A focused, energetic team with aligned goals
* True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
* Great market opportunity and growth potential
* Time off when you need it.
* Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.
* Open, collaborative spaces.
* Competitive benefits and pre-tax commuter perks
Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.
Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.
Check out some recent industry recognition:
No. 17 on Forbes’ list of Best Big Data Companies to Work For
Document Store Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
Winner of TechTarget’s 2017 Modern Mobility Innovation Award for its role in providing offline synchronization capabilities to GE’s Predix Platform.
Big Data NoSQL Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
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